Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Trials and Benefits of Motel living

For the past 2 1/2 weeks we have been living out of our suitcase in a motel room. I'll be doing this for another 1 1/2 weeks and Tom will be doing it for another 4 1/2 weeks. One of the benefits for Tom's stay here is he gets free breakfast every morning and his laundry done 2 times a week. Luckily we have a refrigerator, a microwave, and a hot water kettle. Enough for me to make me breakfast in the morning and have snacks available for throughout the day. Although it's never fun living out of a suitcase, it's not terrible either.

The biggest benefit for me of living out of a motel room versus at home is the maid service. As long as I leave the room once a day before 3 pm in the afternoon, they will come in and clean the room. Since I'm not a big fan of house work, but I love a clean house this fits me just fine!

The biggest pain for me of living in this particular motel is the uneven heating of the water. For a while I thought I had it figured out, but not so much any more. Taking a shower in water that constantly changes temperature is the not the funnest experience in the world. The water will be comfortable and then a second later be scalding hot. I guess it could be worse, I could be unable to get any hot water like on my mission.

Overall, we've been pretty blessed with our room. It's in a nice hotel in a nice section of town. It's within walking distance to the main shopping section, several train stations, and the navy base. The only thing I question is why there is a floor that the elevator won't stop at (I think it's floor 18). That just makes me more curious and I need to know what is there.


Tara said...

"Curiouser and curiouser" Be careful with that 18th floor. It sounds like a mystery and I know those are hard to resist.

Ashley and Dave said...

I bet it is a whole floor full of candy! Any candy you can think of!! Find a way to get there! QUICK!

Ashley and Dave said...

I just told Dave about this...he said in Ireland they dont have 13th floors because they are superstitious...maybe it is the same in Japan, but for the 18th floor..hmmm.

Cozzens Family said...

I love the mystery floor. That would drive me crazy too! Good luck with the hot water situation. I had the same thing in an apartment at college and it was a shock every time.